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Old 04-02-2018, 01:58 PM   #1
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Iím talking about chronic long term stress. For the past 6 months, Iíve literally been angry 24/7 non stop. Even when I have happy moments, Iím constantly reminded of the fact that someone hates me and never wanna see me again. Now my lungs and possibly heart been affected. Iím seeing a doctor in a week.

I would NEVER hurt anyone in a way that she starts suffering physically. I would never make someone feel like thereís no hope for them. Apparently, the person who hurt me had other ideas. So many people had walked out on me. They all start out liking me and giving a damn and then they eventually stop.
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:04 PM   #2
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Stress puts you into fight-or-flight mode which means your body is in a state of high alsrt. This raises your heart rate, your respiratory rate, and your blood sugar (so that your brain has the fuel to think better). This is great if, say, you were being chased by a bear or a robber. Or if you have a big test, or have been in a car accident. These are all times when that reaction is very necessary for your body to be able to react in the appropriate ways. When youíre in a constant state of stress, and youíre body is constantly in high alert, itís can wear you out. There is also a stress hormone called cortisol which is released which can cause certain problems.

But Iím just speaking from a purely physiological standpoint re: what happens in the body. Iíve been chronically stressed for DECADES and physically, Iím pretty healthy (overweight, but my ďnumbersĒ are really good). Itís mentally where I suffer. The best things you can do in order to counteract the effects of stress on the body are things like mindfulness, exercise, eating healthfully, meditation, therapy, yoga, journaling...also getting together with friends, hanging out with a pet, being out in nature. You know, all the non-stressful stuff

I totally get where youíre coming from. Like, 100%. Iím very prone to anger, and letting that anger fester and eat me up, and for a good, long time. But all it does is hurt you. I know itís hard, but if you can try and do an opposite action to the one youíre feeling, and make that a daily practice, it will become a habit. The anger canít last forever. Iím sorry youíre feeling this way.
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Have you spoken to a doctor? There might be meds that can temporarily help you. Also, speaking to a psychologist to help you through your feelings might help.
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Just found out my symptoms are psychosomatic.
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All health has a stress relationship, and health affects your stress. This link has a 15 minute video link with some impressive insight:

Negative Visualization for Your Future Health - The Wellness Universe Blog
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When I'm by myself, I could talk normal. I'd ***** for a long time about some chicks who have it better than me. When I'm with other people, however, my chest gets tight and my throat constrict and I could hardly get a word out.

Something really bad happened to me several months ago. I worked at a fast food joint for 2.5 years. During the last several months of my employment there, I really looked up to my supervisor (the general manager). That made her mad so she called corporate and had them let me go. She didn't even wanna deal with me so she couldn't even let me go herself.

It's not fair because other people looks up to her and she reacts very positively. She just got mad when I did it. I asked her if it's bad to look up to people and she admitted that it's not bad and that it's actually good to look up to people.

I never understood what happened to me, espscially considering she used to like me and was was really nice to me. She eventually turned on me for a really bad reason. I woulda moved on if it were a legitimate reason, but it's not. Oh, and I'm not allowed in the store even as a customer.
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When I'm by myself, I could talk normal. I'd ***** for a long time about some chicks who have it better than me. When I'm with other people, however, my chest gets tight and my throat constrict and I could hardly get a word out.

Something really bad happened to me several months ago. I worked at a fast food joint for 2.5 years. During the last several months of my employment there, I really looked up to my supervisor (the general manager). That made her mad so she called corporate and had them let me go. She didn't even wanna deal with me so she couldn't even let me go herself.

It's not fair because other people looks up to her and she reacts very positively. She just got mad when I did it. I asked her if it's bad to look up to people and she admitted that it's not bad and that it's actually good to look up to people.

I never understood what happened to me, espscially considering she used to like me and was was really nice to me. She eventually turned on me for a really bad reason. I woulda moved on if it were a legitimate reason, but it's not. Oh, and I'm not allowed in the store even as a customer.
I am sorry you are stressed, but I thought it was already determined that you were fired because you were stalking your boss not because you look up to her. You need to try to be busy with other job and eat other joints. You need to avoid going there. Instead you need to focus on learning social skills (with professional help).
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When I'm by myself, I could talk normal. I'd ***** for a long time about some chicks who have it better than me. When I'm with other people, however, my chest gets tight and my throat constrict and I could hardly get a word out.

Something really bad happened to me several months ago. I worked at a fast food joint for 2.5 years. During the last several months of my employment there, I really looked up to my supervisor (the general manager). That made her mad so she called corporate and had them let me go. She didn't even wanna deal with me so she couldn't even let me go herself.

It's not fair because other people looks up to her and she reacts very positively. She just got mad when I did it. I asked her if it's bad to look up to people and she admitted that it's not bad and that it's actually good to look up to people.

I never understood what happened to me, espscially considering she used to like me and was was really nice to me. She eventually turned on me for a really bad reason. I woulda moved on if it were a legitimate reason, but it's not. Oh, and I'm not allowed in the store even as a customer.
If you don't understand what happened to you, please look up your former posts where we all explained in detail why you were fired (stalking) and the emotional effects it had on your supervisor and how to move on.

It was a legitimate reason for her to fire you. You behaved inappropriately, the manager told you to change your behavior, told you to not come in when you weren't scheduled, etc., and you refused to obey those guidelines. Therefore you were fired. You were fired for not following directions and for stalking your supervisor in the process.

I am sorry that you feel so much anger towards your supervisor, but she did not do this to hurt you on purpose. You have to learn to respect boundaries, and you are learning that there are consequences to your actions.

I understand that you are angry. Your anger is misplaced though, as this supervisor did not treat you unjustly. You were given chances to change your behavior and you did not. Perhaps you are more angry with yourself for not obeying the directives given to you by management, which resulted in losing your job?

To answer your question, yes, emotional issues can affect us physically. But please stop trying to rewrite the history of what happened to you to make yourself the victim. You were not a victim in this situation. Continuing to try to rewrite the story only does you more harm. You need to deal with reality and learn and grow from it.

It saddens me that we revisit this every few months and just when it seems like you have accepted it and are learning, you regress to believing that you did nothing wrong.

Re-read your old threads to regain the clarity you had before.

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